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tomkatt116 06-14-2013 03:03 AM

my fast yj build
 
well i just recently got home from deployment and as some of you may know my wife bought me a 93 yj while i was gone and gave me free reign with the bank account for parts lol :dance: so anyway ive gotten quite a few things done so far but i figured it would be a good time to start this thread so on to the mods..
so far i have installed the..
2" body lift
rear corner guards
rock sliders
tube fenders
front bumper
front and rear grab handles

i still have to mount my winch aand mounting plate, finish the 8.8 swap after my axles come back from getting regeared, get the rear bumoer/ tire carrier mounted, center console mounted, and leds put in the dash and i will finally be able to drive it :punk: and i know it didnt happen unless theres pics so on to those lol i dont have many but i can show some before and afters
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tomkatt116 06-14-2013 03:10 AM

before
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after
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tomkatt116 06-14-2013 03:16 AM

im having difficulties uploading pics from photobucket can someone help lol

Heckapunchez 06-14-2013 05:15 AM

Using ["IMG"] and ["/IMG"]?

tomkatt116 06-16-2013 11:47 PM

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tomkatt116 06-16-2013 11:49 PM

i am now waiting to get my axles back from regear and still have to mount and wire my winch, mount my rear bumper and sparre tire carrier, mount the center console and a few other things and when i get the axles i have a few small things to do to button up the 8.8 swap

Wondertwin1 06-16-2013 11:56 PM

Very nice. What tires are you running?

Vaccaro 06-17-2013 09:16 AM

What kind of front fenders are those

indirocz28 06-17-2013 01:00 PM

Is all of that from Smittybilt?

indirocz28 06-17-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Wondertwin1 (Post 3868039)
Very nice. What tires are you running?

Those are Hercules Trail Digger's I believe. Very good tire.

tomkatt116 06-18-2013 10:03 AM

yes they are hercules trail diggers in a 33 12.50 15 the fenders corner guards and rock sliders are off ebay from e- auto sales good products and i would say just ass good if not better than smitty but the "bed liner" isnt that great but the part itself is great and the front bumper is smitty. ill have more pics later today when i can take some ive got my winch on and my rear bumper tire carrier also got the center console from vdp mounted and my rear seat back in and ive got to get a few brake lines and such for the 8.8 swap and then ill be waiting on my axles to come back from getting re geared and ill finally be able to drive it lol

tomkatt116 06-18-2013 06:25 PM

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tomkatt116 06-19-2013 02:17 PM

well i got my brake lines for the 8.8 done and a few other small things i needed to finish now im just waiting on my axles to come back and ill be able to take her on her maiden voyage

BCDonny 06-19-2013 08:01 PM

looking very good!!

tomkatt116 06-21-2013 12:35 AM

thanks its good to know im not talking to myself on here lol i go to pick up my axles tomorrow, i got my led dash lights in and im just at a stand still right now till i get my axles

rossYJbujol 11-22-2013 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by tomkatt116 (Post 3872798)
yes they are hercules trail diggers in a 33 12.50 15 the fenders corner guards and rock sliders are off ebay from e- auto sales good products and i would say just ass good if not better than smitty but the "bed liner" isnt that great but the part itself is great and the front bumper is smitty. ill have more pics later today when i can take some ive got my winch on and my rear bumper tire carrier also got the center console from vdp mounted and my rear seat back in and ive got to get a few brake lines and such for the 8.8 swap and then ill be waiting on my axles to come back from getting re geared and ill finally be able to drive it lol

How do you like the trail diggers? Read some good things and thinking about buying a set

OregonPlinker 11-22-2013 09:43 PM

Any updates on this thing? You did some cool stuff to it 6 months ago. Lets see some trail pics man!!

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 12:21 AM

yea guys its been a little hectic lately but i love the hercules trail diggers they do great off road and on and seem to be holding up to the dd tasks i do have some trail pics but not many as im the only one that takes any but i do have some carnage and repair pics and will post them as soon as i get them on my computer

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:13 AM

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so to get everyone caught up on my heep once o got her going again i didnt really have much time to wheel but i did get a glamour shot of her lolAttachment 538210

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:15 AM

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and well i wanted to wheel her so bad i made time to do so these are from her first trip out no the best pics and no action shots mostly after action shots but its hard to take pics at night and wheel when ur the only one taking pics Attachment 538218 Attachment 538226

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:21 AM

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and now to the fun part ab an hour after those pics were taken we were almost back to pavement and about to head home when i noticed when i turned my steering wheel full lock to the right the wheels were barely turning :rant: and it ended up that my frame was rusted pretty bad behind the steering box and chose at that time to break. although i was glad it happened at the end of the trail and not on the highway i was a little upset anyway. so we limped her to my buddies house and got her on his trailer and took her home
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tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:26 AM

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the next day i went put and got a piece of 2x4x3/16" tube and some 1/4" channel to fix the frame and decided that the passenger side looked a lil rough to so we would replace it as well and after 2 days she was back to normal
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tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:30 AM

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so we took her wheeling to see if we did a good job or not:happyyes:

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tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:37 AM

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about a week after this we decided to go on a camping trip it would be me my wife my friend that helped me haul and fix the jeep and his girlfriend and we camped at some trails we knew of here locally unfortunately no action pics still but some nice poser shots lol

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sorry for only one pic but photo bucket is being a pain right now

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 01:44 AM

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then ab 2 weeks after that we went wheeling and i busted my windshield a little on a low hanging branch i didnt see in time and then about 30 minutes later i broke my passenger side axle shaft trying to pull a 72 f150 out of a hole

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so it gave me a perfectly good reason to swap in a solid cherokee shaft ive had waiting on the right moment

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and thats pretty much up to date on where im at right now. as on now im working a lot and my wifes truck is down so i cant really wheel in case i break something so im at a pause in fun for the moment but it wont be long let me know what you guys this so far

Wondertwin1 11-24-2013 07:58 PM

2 piece front axle shaft?!

samizdad 11-24-2013 08:58 PM

Thanks for the update. I was wondering how it was coming. Seems you've been busy. I learned tonight how "helpful" it is to have good tools and an air compressor when owning a Jeep. I believe a torch is in order next.

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 09:31 PM

yes a 2 piece axle shaft in the front d30 of a yj on the passenger side there is a vacume actuated disconnect if you look on the last pic you can see the 2 piece shaft and solid shaft side by side if you have any more questions let me know and yes the right tools are a great thing to have as well as know how and a awesome forum to go on ans ask lots of questions i hope to be able to wheel soon and maybe get some action shots but right now its not looking to promising with work and holidays and the military but i will post pics asap lol

tomkatt116 11-24-2013 09:46 PM

im also thinking about metal cloaks and 35s what do yall think

OregonPlinker 11-24-2013 10:09 PM

35s are nice... lol


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